My Mutt Cat With White Feet and Belly Flap
At the moment I have been looking for what kind of cat my dear mutt is. I got her at a pet adoption fair and the woman from the shelter told me she was her last cat for the day and that she had been dropped off at the shelter.
I loved her! She was a misty gray with Snowshoe markings. Recently I have become obsessed with finding her origins (it doesn’t mean that much to me, but still). We know she isn’t a pure breed, but where did she get her coat, eyes, shape?
Well, she has this weird belly flap that we all assumed was fat (we often refer to her a “tubby”) but it really bothered me when my sister joked about my cat being so fat. Yes she was a little overweight, but that weird flap had always been there and she didn’t look very overweight. While looking for possibilities on this website (by the way it has been very helpful) I came across the Egyptian Mau which I later decided it wasn’t anything like, Orion, my cat.
But then on Cats 101 the Mau was being featured, I was ready to turn the TV off, but then a mans voice said, “This cat can be recognized by its flap of skin on its legs, which made it run faster.”
I jumped out of bed and re-bookmarked this sight on my computer. Now today I just read this article and decided that my cat definitely has a little bit of Egyptian in her. So far she has gotten her white feet and chest from the Snowshoe, and her speed and belly flap from the Egyptian Mau. What Next!!!!!!!!!
Hi..if you have a photo or can take one that would be great. Just email it to me:
mjbmeister at gmail.com
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The belly flap is known to be on the Egyptian Mau but can be found on other cats. Your cat may have the same gene that produces this flap as does the Egyptian Mau.